Kuroki Meisa to act in Taiga drama
On the 24th, it was announced Kuroki Meisa would star in next year’s NHK Taiga drama “Yae no Sakura”. Although the popular actress Kuroki has played the heroine in many dramas before, this is her first time acting in a Taiga drama. Kuroki famously had a sudden marriage with Akanishi Jin, and is expecting a baby in October.
Kuroki, even after her marriage, has continued her activities as an actress. However, for Akanishi, the papers are blank. Due to suddenly marrying Kuroki, Akanishi’s country-wide tour was cancelled. Further, he is to pay all of the fees cost by cancelling the tour, and was forced to step down from the Fuji TV’s remake of “GTO”, scheduled to start in June. It’s unclear if promotion will increase for Akanishi, who is currently awaiting the premier of the Hollywood movie he acts in, “47 RONIN”, due next year.
Kuroki needs to go nude in order to pay Akanishi’s debt
Even though Kuroki Meisa is currently 4 months pregnant after her shotgun marriage with former KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin, a tragic reality is awaiting her - debt hell.
“Akanishi’s penalty is a debt around something-million yen. The only one who’s able to pay it back is Kuroki. There’s no other survival way unless Kuroki lay’s her life down to do a sex scene or go nude.” (Entertainment Staff)
Johnny’s Jimusho, who proudly boasts the strictest rules in the entertainment world, has finally abandoned Akanishi. Adding to his national tour being cancelled, Akanishi also had to step down from the July remake of “GTO”. “The fees from cancelling the concert, including hall fees, labor costs, and the penalty for contract breach, all come to around 450 million yen, the full amount which Akanishi must pay. In addition, due to the unprecedented scandal of a main stepping down from the part, a 100 million yen penalty has also been added.” (Informed Source)
For Akanishi, this is equal to a retirement recommendation.
“There’s no way Akanishi, who even though is an artist is still much of a beginner, can carry this 600 million debt. Johnny Kitagawa, who’s always continued to support Jin from whatever scandals have arisen, threw a spoon in rage when he heard the news of the hidden marriage. Immediately after “47 Ronin” ends, the Jimusho is going to expel Akanishi out…” (Pro Entertainment Insider)
For new wife Meisa, trouble is also visiting. “Currently, she stars in 6 companies’ commercials, but it’s in the circumstances of the shock of her shotgun marriage. The chance of her CM contracts behind renewed is low. Further, in the case Akanishi leaves Johnny’s, Meisa’s chance to be used by television stations again drops to zero.” (Industry Insider)
In the end, there’s nothing left for Meisa but a nude fighting scene and for her to pay back the debts. “For movies and photos, it isn’t limited to Johnny’s. If Meisa takes off her clothes it’ll be a hit. Up until now, she’s acted in a bed scene in the drama Jiu. If she does something exposing her nipples and genital hair, she’ll also grab sponsors. There’s also the measure to become a soft porn actress.” (Informed Source)
Divorce theories are also arising…
Is Akanishi’s punishment really a fake?
Johnny’s Jimusho, as a punishment for Akanishi Jin and his marriage to Kuroki Meisa without previous notice, has cancelled his 5 city Japan tour between April and May. Accompanying the punishment is for Akanishi to take the burden and to pay the full loss of expenses.
However, according to an entertainment pro, “If you think with some common sense, this penalty is unnatural. A company placing a full entertainment industry debt on its talent is legally difficult, and this is simply Johnny’s Jimusho’s made up apology performance”, they said, holding the decision in doubt.
“Normally, if you’re seeking damages from the talent, in this case, “A Without Notice Marriage”, you’d be charged with a breach of contract. Appearances might be cancelled, or commercials cut. However, without regard to that, the Jimusho cancelling the tour but treating it as damages is strange.”
According to a labor attorney, “To what extent Johnny’s Jimusho’s “debt” for Akanishi actually means isn’t clear, and in the first place just claiming canceling a tour as damages is strange. Even if Akanishi was to argue this in court, it’d be difficult for Johnny’s to establish the cause and effect between the marriage and cancelling a tour.”
Even further, a person related to music concerts supports this claim, “In the first place, the profits from Akanishi’s tours are solemn to begin with. The day before the opening day of last years tour, tickets were being sold for about 100 yen on online auctions, but buyers wouldn’t bite. Even I went to the concert but naturally, the vacancy of the place stood out, and every time, the raising of the curtain time was delayed. Even if you hold a concert for the preservation of the fans, I wouldn’t anticipate any real profits.”
At any rate, the cancelled tour’s date and locations were not announced, and even if you call it substantial damages, the expenses of the tour only stop at preparation. It can definitely be seen Johnny’s chose the part with comparatively little damage for the penalty.
A person related to Johnny’s Entertainment also details Meisa’s penalties, “It was decided Kuroki’s TV appearances and events be cancelled.” However, for merely form’s sake, there’s a possibility that the route with the fewest losses was chosen.
Yamapi and Ryo warned to stay away from Jin?
On the 13th, Akanishi spoke from the Grammy’s concerning his marriage to Kuroki Meisa. ”I’ve extremely sorry for the trouble I’ve caused” he said, apologizing. “From now on I’ll do my best, so please keep supporting me.” Akanishi was also enthusiastic about his current work. ”I would like to continue coexisting in both Japan and America” he stated.
So far, Akanishi has always been Johnny Kitagawa’s receiver of affection, but at the announcement of his marriage, Kitagawa made the statement to several magazines concerning Akanishi’s penalty “I must consider something”, he said, and with this, the existence of the ‘Akanishi Troop’ has also began to rise to the surface.
Years ago, the members of Johnnys who were known to have began partying with Akanishi in the heart of Roppongi include Nishikido Ryo and Yamashita Tomohisa, and outside of that Shirota Yu.
The Akanishi Troop themselves are supposed to be a group with “blessing” but with the current marriage, it seems unmistakably at this rate the troop is headed towards a breakup.
With Johnny’s Jimusho being informed of Akanishi’s marriage through the newspapers, Yamashita and Nishikido were given the warning through the phone to “not get close to Akanishi anymore” and that the two would “suffer penalties” if the they were caught “going out together with Akanishi”.
Speaking of Yamashita, his drama “Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~” has garnered unexpected low ratings and whispers are flying of it being cut. In Nishikido’s corner, a lot is being expected from his activities with Kanjani8 and his life as a solo actor. The two have both had their fair share of scandals involving women, but it seems the Jimusho management sees Akanishi as the main source. Indeed, it seems that Yamashita and Ryo’s relationship with Akanishi might be broken off. Yet, even though the troop may be dissolved, it feels as though this will not better the current situation.
Kuroki’s activities being cancelled
Kuroki Meisa (23) is beginning to feel the first effects of being married to Akanishi Jin.
It was announced on the 12th that the planned March 4th special buyer event for Meisa’s album “UNLOCKED” has been suspended. Announced on her official homepage, reasons cited for the cancellation include being “due to physical condition, and considering various other circumstances”. Although her pregnancy was not announced officially, her agency stating “due to her physical condition” has led many to believe Kuroki is entering maternity leave.
In addition, her appearance on TBS’s music program ‘Kamisun!’ has also been canceled.
Kuroki recently married ex-KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin (27), without letting their agencies know beforehand, leading to confusion for both their agencies.
Nakamaru on Jin’s marriage “I found out by TV”
On the 12th broadcast of Nippon Terebi’s Shu-ichi, KAT-TUN’S Nakamaru Yuichi (28) touched on ex-member’s Akanishi Jin’s (27) sudden marriage.
When asked about the marriage, Nakamaru replied ‘I didn’t know. I found out by TV. When I faced the TV, I was like ‘seriously!?’. I was really surprised.”
On the broadcast, Nakamaru also gave a message for Akanishi, “With marriage the environment suddenly changes, so I think you’re going to be taking on a lot of responsibility, but with you two working together, a beautiful family can be created “, he said encouragingly.
This news comes as the marriage between Kuroki Meisa (23) and Akanishi Jin created bewilderment between both of their respective agencies who were not informed of the news beforehand. In Kuroki’s case, due to her pregnancy, schedule changes have been made, and Johnny Kitagawa has stated “As the person in the charge, I have to consider it” regarding Akanishi’s punishment.